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Uckfield Rainfall

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Charles Leeson Prince was born in Uckfield in 1821, son of a local doctor. He retired from his father's practice in Uckfield on his father's death in 1872 and moved to Crowborough, initially into the Grange at the summit of the Beacon. This house had a Victorian belvedere on the highest point of its roof and it was from here that Prince, as a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological and Astronomical Societies, made his observations on the climate of Crowborough Hill, as the Beacon was then known.

This slim volume - sub-titled 'A record of the Rainfall at Uckfield, Sussex, England from 1843 to 1892 inclusive; also an account of the Great Snow Storm which occurred in Sussex Dec. 25th 1896' was printed for Private Circulation. It is signed by the author to Edward Hussey Esq.

It has a red board cover which is stained top and bottom and faded in one corner at the front and with a water stain at the back. The title is in gilt lettering and there is an embossed border with a small pattern to each corner. The spine is very faded and creased and the hinge is cracked at the front, but this does not effect the rest of the book, the binding is sound. The corners are bumped. There is an engraving for a frontis, but not attributed to any artist. There is one other drawing in the book and each capital letter at the beginning of a chapter or paragraph is also embellished, there are numerous tables of rainfall figures. There is a handwritten correction to a figure on page 15. There is foxing to some of the pages.

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Author(s):
C. Leeson Prince
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
12mo - 7 - 8
Edition:
1893
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
22
Publisher:
Private
Title:
Uckfield Rainfall

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Charles Leeson Prince was born in Uckfield in 1821, son of a local doctor. He retired from his father's practice in Uckfield on his father's death in 1872 and moved to Crowborough, initially into the Grange at the summit of the Beacon. This house had a Victorian belvedere on the highest point of its roof and it was from here that Prince, as a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological and Astronomical Societies, made his observations on the climate of Crowborough Hill, as the Beacon was then known.

This slim volume - sub-titled 'A record of the Rainfall at Uckfield, Sussex, England from 1843 to 1892 inclusive; also an account of the Great Snow Storm which occurred in Sussex Dec. 25th 1896' was printed for Private Circulation. It is signed by the author to Edward Hussey Esq.

It has a red board cover which is stained top and bottom and faded in one corner at the front and with a water stain at the back. The title is in gilt lettering and there is an embossed border with a small pattern to each corner. The spine is very faded and creased and the hinge is cracked at the front, but this does not effect the rest of the book, the binding is sound. The corners are bumped. There is an engraving for a frontis, but not attributed to any artist. There is one other drawing in the book and each capital letter at the beginning of a chapter or paragraph is also embellished, there are numerous tables of rainfall figures. There is a handwritten correction to a figure on page 15. There is foxing to some of the pages.

Author(s):
C. Leeson Prince
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
12mo - 7 - 8
Edition:
1893
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
22
Publisher:
Private
Title:
Uckfield Rainfall

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